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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:02 PM

A woman who developed a fear of newspapers after watching her mother hit her father over the head with one has told how her unusual phobia affects her life every day.

Diane Freelove, 49, cannot bear the smell of newspapers, hates to touch them, and cannot even look at them.

http://www.dailymail...ews-online.html

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:14 AM

Odd... but there are weirder fears.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:17 AM

So, this is why the newspaper industry is dying.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:03 PM

‘I became afraid of newspapers gradually over the past 25 years.’

She's 49.

‘When I was a child, my mother hit my father over the head with a newspaper. She did it in a playful, friendly way but it worried me,’ she said.

So, assuming by child she means 7 or 8, there are 16-17 years where she wasn't afraid of newspapers. There's a chunk of mising time here. Aliens?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:25 PM

View PostCalibeliever, on 28 January 2014 - 05:03 PM, said:

‘I became afraid of newspapers gradually over the past 25 years.’

She's 49.

‘When I was a child, my mother hit my father over the head with a newspaper. She did it in a playful, friendly way but it worried me,’ she said.

So, assuming by child she means 7 or 8, there are 16-17 years where she wasn't afraid of newspapers. There's a chunk of mising time here. Aliens?

The phobia must have started with her at the age of 24. Incidentally, mine is a fear of large tanks of water and I never could understand why. Having to go up into the loft of my house is a nightmare for me! :yes:

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:27 PM

I'm not afraid of the newspaper, but the news itself. Scary.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

View PostAliveInDeath7, on 28 January 2014 - 03:14 AM, said:

Odd... but there are weirder fears.

A fear of balloons and houseplants are two that I read about quite recently.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

View PostTechnocrat, on 28 January 2014 - 06:25 PM, said:

The phobia must have started with her at the age of 24. Incidentally, mine is a fear of large tanks of water and I never could understand why. Having to go up into the loft of my house is a nightmare for me! :yes:
right... but she's atributing it to something that happened when she was 7 ... so why didn't it manfiest until 24? ...

It is a curious thing how the mind works.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:37 PM

View PostCalibeliever, on 28 January 2014 - 06:34 PM, said:

right... but she's atributing it to something that happened when she was 7 ... so why didn't it manfiest until 24? ...

It is a curious thing how the mind works.

I think it would take a psychologist to explain the delay factor.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

View PostTechnocrat, on 28 January 2014 - 06:37 PM, said:

I think it would take a psychologist to explain the delay factor.

Missing time?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:19 PM

I dont read or watch the news. It depresses me. So I dont have to worry about it if I have that. I have a mild fear of wedding rings.
Mom and . Dad divorceed and remarried with both those also going down in flames. So I dont like the little metal bands that start it . All

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

As she looks grazy anyway, the newspaper guy had luck due to her quirk anyway.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:22 PM

How come i cant find anything on google about Cloephobia, i smell a fake lol


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:42 PM

Here are some others . http://www.news.com....8-1226499319426

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

View PostShadowBoy86x, on 29 January 2014 - 04:22 PM, said:

How come i cant find anything on google about Cloephobia, i smell a fake lol
The article says chloephobia - you have the wrong spelling.

http://www.chacha.co...f-the-newspaper

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